If you’ve ever used my tool Accessible Palette, one of its core features is support for Advanced Perceptual Contrast Algorithm (APCA) — a great alternative to a basic contrast algorithm in WCAG 2 and the current recommendation in WCAG 3 Draft. This plugin is a simple contrast checker using this algorithm and taking into account fonts size as well as background and foreground colors.
Dan Hollick explains why colors in Figma can be different from the colors found on the web. Personally, I usually keep the Figma desktop app in sRGB color space to avoid surprises, only switching to Unmanaged for specific tasks.
Have you ever used a color in Figma and found it looked totally different on the web?
“We created this UI Kit to help you design and build mobile screens in dark mode. Components and layers were created with versatility in mind and can be edited to fit your needs. All the colors meet WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) when used in the recommended way.”
Announced at Schema 2021, this is a new tool that helps you visualize Material You’s dynamic color and create a custom Material Design 3 theme. With built-in code export, it’s easy to migrate to Material’s new color system and take advantage of dynamic color. Don’t miss the article Introducing Material Theme Builder.
Cool plugin by Tom Quinonero for creating gradients through color spaces like LCH and ZYX with non-linear curves. There are so many cool use cases for color spaces like LCH — it’s a real pity that they’re not a standard part of Figma.
Interesting discussion about exporting assets with a Display P3 color space from Figma. I wasn’t familiar with Export PNG with Color Profile plugin (see below) or an option of assigning an ICC profile to the exported PDF.
A guide to creating the perfect palette with Material Design. While it’s not strictly specific to Figma, the recommended Baseline Design Kit makes it easy to preview a custom color palette in the Material Design system.